Who said that to get straight teeth you have to wear shiny metal train tracks? The good news is – you don’t. With alternatives like ceramic braces, you can give yourself a beautiful smile without anyone ever knowing a thing.
Ceramic braces work in the same way as metal braces but offer a more discreet look, thanks to tooth coloured brackets that are designed to blend in with your teeth. That means that unless you want to, you don’t have to look like Ugly Betty. Hooray!
So what are ceramic braces?
Ceramic braces work in a similar way to train track braces. Blocks are fitted to the front of your teeth and an arch wire is threaded through them to guide the teeth into place. They generally provide excellent results and treatment time can range from five months to around 18 months for more complex cases.
What are the benefits of using them to straighten teeth?
This type of brace works as well as, if not better than metal train tracks, and are often cited as less painful too. Not only that, but ceramic brackets can be chosen to match the shade of your teeth. Ceramic braces are also particularly strong, and don’t absorb colours like the old plastic brackets used to.
If the problems with your teeth aren’t suitable for Invisalign, or if you need something a little tougher, ceramic braces can be the perfect option. With maximum power in a short space of time, they’ve got the potential to sort out the unruliest of smiles.
What brands are the best?
At Northenden House, we recommend using one of three brands:
Our chosen brands:
Clarity™ - Tooth Coloured
These ceramic braces are particularly strong and can be easily removed when you’ve finished your treatment. They’re a fantastic alternative to the usual metal braces and can even be worn if you’re a keen sportsman or woman. They are also see through, don’t stain and are reported to be especially comfortable.
Radiance® - Clear Braces
If you’re looking for a discreet way to straighten your teeth, these may be just the ticket. Not only are they extremely inconspicuous, they’re also made from sapphire which makes them especially strong.
InVu® - Tooth Coloured
InVu® braces use colour match technology to pair your braces with your natural tooth colour, offering a seamless touch. Not only are these braces particularly strong, they also offer less friction, making them a comfortable option.
If you’re ready to straighten up your pearly whites, or if you have any questions about how to get the perfect smile, you can contact our Manchester-based practice below: